My Passion for Practice
Matthew Jones, MD joined Vantage Eye Center in 1998 to provide expert cornea, refractive, and cataract surgery services. Dr. Jones completed medical school at the University of California at San Francisco. After graduating from medical school, he stayed at UCSF for his residency training in ophthalmology. After completing his ophthalmology residency, he performed a fellowship in cornea and refractive surgery at the prestigious Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. Following this intensive extra year of training in diseases and surgery of the cornea, Dr. Jones joined Vantage Eye Center. In September of 1998, Dr. Jones performed the first corneal transplantation in the history of Monterey County. Prior to his arrival, Monterey County patients needing this delicate operation had to travel to UCSF or Stanford for their eye care. Dr. Jones' training as both a cataract surgeon and refractive (LASIK) surgeon enables him to correct vision for a variety of ocular problems and with a variety of approaches. "I enjoy the challenge of understanding a patient's unique situation and designing a vision correction plan that best meets their needs. I'm lucky to practice in a specialty where we have so many options available", Dr. Jones comments. Dr. Jones recently served on the American Academy of Ophthalmology's Corneal External Disease Panel. This prestigious panel, consisting of seven corneal specialists from across the country, developed recommendations for the preferred treatment of common corneal conditions and diseases. These Preferred Practice Patterns are used as guidelines for ophthalmologists, other physicians, and optometrists world wide. Dr. Jones has hospital privileges at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital, and Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula. He enjoys spending time with his family, swimming, and listening to music.
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